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83rd Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition—John J. McDonough Museum of Art
Through April 12 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This annual exhibition features works by students enrolled in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. It is sponsored by the Student Art Association and supported by local businesses and individuals. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the M30 Wick Ave. parking deck for a nominal fee. For more information, call 330-941-1400 or visit www.ysu.edu.
Corvettes of the Valley—National Packard Museum
Through April 14 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren. This exhibit features one car from each of the seven different generations of Corvettes produced since 1953. It also celebrates the history of Corvette clubs of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit www.packardmuseum.org.
Tom Cvetkovitch: Incarnate—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through April 14 This exhibit is mixed media and employs holographic technology, self-portraiture and animation. Images are set to motion, buffeted by the elements of earth, air, water, space and fire to reflect the artist’s notion of the acute tenderness of the human condition and life’s cyclical nature. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit www.butlerart.com.
Nick Cave: Feat—Akron Art Museum
Through June 2 1 S. High St., Akron. Chicago-based artist Nick Cave produces works in a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video and performance. His creations, bursting with color and texture, are optical delights that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A deeper look reveals that they speak to issues surrounding identity and social justice, specifically race, gun violence and civic responsibility. For more information, call 330-376-9185 or visit www.akronartmuseum.org.
Beethoven’s “Eroica”—Akron Symphony
Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. The “Eroica” Symphony bursts with the revolutionary spirit of its original dedicatee, Napoleon. Resulting from an explosion of creativity, it was Beethoven’s favorite of his own symphonies. Mass in C is also from his great middle period, a time when Beethoven counteracted his hearing loss by fueling his music with heightened expression. For more information, visit www.akronsymphony.org.
The Little Mermaid—Canton Ballet
Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N, Canton. In the full-length ballet choreographed by Angelo Lemmo, experience Hans Christian Andersen’s poignant tale of a beautiful mermaid who dreams of becoming human. For more information, visit www.cantonballet.com.
Romance of Brahms & Rachmaninoff—Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. Violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins the CSO on stage for a concert full of some of the most romantic music composed for the orchestra. Enjoy the many emotional twists and turns of the Brahms’ Violin Concerto. After intermission, the orchestra brings to life the Russian beauty of Rachmaninoff’s second symphony. Concert prelude with Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cantonsymphony.org.
Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival—Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Enjoy this fun event that promotes literacy. Bring your camera to the Western Reserve PBS booth for a meet-and-greet with Alpha Pig from SUPER WHY! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.